A review of the audit reports on land acquisition and rehabilitation

Upadhyaya, Himanshu (2020) A review of the audit reports on land acquisition and rehabilitation. In: Development, environment and migration : Lessons for sustainability. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 216-228. ISBN 9781032020259

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By reviewing audit findings, this chapter tries to engage with the gap that exists between the policy and performance. This chapter analyses a few audit reports from India's constitutional audit institution dealing with the land acquisition and resettlement processes. Our focus would be on cases of land acquired for industrial development and subsequently allotted by State-level Industrial Development Corporations (SIDCs). While India's supreme audit institute has made detailed comments on the bureaucratic deviations that constrain the safeguards available to landowners and undue favours that are granted by industrial development corporations to corporate entities, there is very little analysis of these audit findings by social scientists and public policy researchers. This chapter presents a few of these audit findings pertaining to West Bengal, Goa and Kerala. It also discusses in some details the performance audits on land acquisition and rehabilitation in case of Odisha.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors: Upadhyaya, Himanshu
Uncontrolled Keywords: Land use, India, land acquisition, Economic development
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Restricted
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/3021
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